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'I will go to China as a proud Indian, not as some half citizen'

'I will go to China as a proud Indian, not as some half citizen'

Ninong Ering, the MP from Arunachal East, wants to meet his tribes folk across the border in China.But he is not going to make that trip on a stapled visa issued by China to residents of Arunachal Pradesh.'I will go on a regular visa and as a proud Indian,' the two-time MP tells Archana Masih/   "If I go to China I will go as a nagrik of India. I will go as a proud Indian citizen, not as a half citizen of China or India," says Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament from Arunachal ..., 2 days ago

'Our culture does not take life, but promotes it'

"The tiger is the epitome of evolution.""'Every tiger has a stripe pattern that is unique. Each tiger is unique."Dr Yadvendra Jhala wanted to be a zookeeper as a child. Today he's one of India's prominent field biologists and wildlife experts and says a career in wildlife is a romance with nature for a lifetime.He speaks to Archana Masih/ on tigers and tiger conservation. Read ...
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'Not easy to know when, what will erupt in Kashmir and where'

'Kashmir is complex, conflicted and unpredictable.' 'Take the instance of Handwara and the killings there.''The need of the hour is more one of restraint in the violent reactions of the armed forces.''But restraint is wanting in Kashmir for a quarter of a century now.' IMAGE: Police fire tear gas at protestors after the Hanwara incident, April 12. Photograph: Umar Ganie Dr Siddiq Wahid, who received his masters and PhD from Harvard, is currently a Senior Fellow at the Centre of Policy ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

'We are on the verge of a student movement'

'... A youth movement which could really transform our politics in a way that the existing elites don't understand.' 'The State can't suppress a young society like India where there are so many interesting new ideas emerging,' says Sunil Khilnani, whose latest book Incarnations looks at Indian history through 50 lives. IMAGE: Professor Sunil Khilnani at the Crossword book store, Kemps Corner, South Mumbai. Photograph: Archana Masih/   Sunil Khilnani is standing in front of the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

History is not a luxury, but a necessity for a society like ours: Sunil Khilnani

Sunil Khilnani is standing in front of the new arrivals at Mumbai's Crossword book store in Kemps Corner, surrounded by a clutch of young book store staffers. "This book is about 50 Indians. You can read one every night before you go to bed," says the historian about Incarnations, an extremely readable book about the people who have shaped 2,500 years of Indian history. The stories look at these individuals -- some famously known like Buddha, Ashoka, Gandhi, Raj Kapoor; and others forgotten ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

The Red Earth that made Kanhaiya Kumar

'The blood that runs in the veins of our family can never be anti-national.' 'They called Kanhaiya a traitor for questioning the Indian Army. Do they know that our cousin was killed by militants in Manipur while serving with the CRPF?' Kanhaiya Kumar will eventually leave the headlines, but on the verandah of his family home in Bihat, he will be in the news for a long time. For the old comrades in the village -- also known as 'Bihar's Leningrad' -- clinging to the vestiges of Communism, ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Take a bow, Lieutenant Colonel Sofiya Qureshi!

'The same charm that draws men to the armed forces also draws women. It is love for the nation and honour and pride in donning the uniform,' says Lieutenant Colonel Sofiya Qureshi, the first woman to lead the Indian Army in a 18-nation military exercise that concludes in Pune on Women's Day. IMAGE: Lieutenant Colonel Sofiya Qureshi is leading India at the Force 18 military exercise in Pune. Along with South East Asian countries, military personnel from the US, Russia, New Zealand and China ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

That February in Rishikesh

Forty seven years ago, four men -- one of whom controversially declared they were more famous than Jesus Christ -- arrived in Rishikesh to savour Indian spiritualism.The ashram where they stayed is now a museum dedicated to the Fab Four.Archana Masih/ stopped by recently to discover that in this corner of India, the Beatles are still rocking. "Do you know where the Beatles Museum is?" I ask a foreigner as I stand at the end of the road, overlooking a shamshan ghat in Rishikesh. "Left ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'No idea can be anti-national'

'Not allowing people to speak or listen is the biggest act of anti-nationalism,' says Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, one of India's finest poets. Archana Masih/ met the poet who is rock-star cool and brutally honest as his writing. Beginning an occasional series highlighting the nation's original minds. IMAGE: Arvind Krishna Mehrotra on the terrace of his home in Dehradun. Photographs: Archana Masih/ "Shall we sit in the sun?" asks Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, pulling a garden chair ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'He said he would kill 10 terrorists before he died and he did'

On Republic Day, Bhawna Goswami walked up to President Pranab Mukherjee to receive the country's highest award for gallantry in peacetime. She fought hard to hold back tears as she received the Ashok Chakra, while the announcer provided an account of Lance Naik Goswami's act of bravery in eliminating India's enemies in the mountains of Kashmir. "I was able to walk the dais because I felt my husband was pushing me. I felt him walking beside me. It was a moment of immense pride and acute ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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